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Jean Julia (Halbur) Hentges

March 24, 1951 ~ June 24, 2021 (age 70)


In Loving Memory of

Jean Julia Hentges

Jean Hentges was born March 24, 1951, in Adrian, Minnesota to Frank and Thecla “Tess” Nytes Halbur.  She grew up on the family farm southwest of Iona, where she attended St. Columba Catholic Elementary School before graduating from Fulda High School in 1969.  Following high school Jean moved to Minneapolis, MN and worked for an insurance agency.  On November 27, 1970, she and Robert “Bob” Hentges were married at St. Columba Church in Iona, MN.  Following their marriage, they made their home in Blackduck, MN.  In 1976, they moved to Iona where they owned and operated Bob and Jean’s Corner Bar until 1979.  When they returned to Blackduck, Jean worked at Blackduck Elementary School as a paraprofessional.  In 1987, they returned to Iona.  Jean worked at Murray County Central, continuing her work as a paraprofessional-touching many young lives.  Jean retired in 2013.  Bob and Jean were happily married for thirty-six years before Bob passed away on October 23, 2006.  Jean passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at the age of 70, after a short, but courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer.  She passed away surrounded by many close, beloved family members.  Jean was a member of St. Columba Church in Iona where she was song leader, and a faith formation teacher.  She also was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.   Jean enjoyed spending time with family and friends, quilting, gardening, watching the Minnesota Vikings, cooking, playing cards, playing Dominos, attending her grandchildren’s activities and always making late-night breakfast for everyone.

Survivors include her three children and their spouses, Patrick and Kristin Hentges of Winthrop, MN, Kris and Barry Brands of Champlin, MN and Jeff Hentges of Slayton, MN; six grandchildren, Paige and Brody Hentges and Michaela, Alani, William, and Alexis Brands; five siblings and their spouses, Roger and JoAnn Halbur of Slayton, MN, Kathy Johanning of Marion, IN, Mary and Dave Hentges of Blackduck, MN, Lee and Carolyn Halbur of Maple Grove, MN, and Marlys and Dan Pomranke of Willmar, MN, two sisters-in-law, Jeanette Halbur of Slayton, MN and Lisa Halbur of Detroit Lakes, MN; and several nieces and nephews and their families.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bob, infant grandson, Isaak Hentges, infant brother, Francis Halbur, two brothers, Michael and Jerome “Jerry” Halbur, and one brother in-law, Don Johanning.

Memorial Services

St. Columba Church in Iona, MN on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Thien Nguyen officiating.  The organist is Sharon Lais.  The song leader is Sheila Crowley.  The honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren.  Interment is at St. Columba Cemetery in Iona, MN

Visitation will be on Friday, July 2, 2021, at St. Columba Church from 4-7 p.m. with a 3:45 p.m. CDA Rosary.  Visitation will also be one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday.  In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to be made to Murray County Hospice in Jean’s honor.

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July 2, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Columba Church
451 McDonnell Ave.
Iona, Minnesota 56141

Memorial Mass
July 3, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Columba Church
451 McDonnell Ave.
Iona, Minnesota 56141

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